MIAC announces internship for 2018 fall semester



BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced Friday, February 9, that it is seeking qualified applicants for the position of MIAC Conference Office Intern. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This position will provide an opportunity to experience all aspects of collegiate athletic administration at the conference level. The position focuses on the Conference's day-to-day operations, including strategic planning, sports information, event management, educational services, and more. The internship will begin in mid-August 2018 and continue through December. There is an option to extend the internship through May 31, 2019. The conference office is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the MIAC Conference Office Intern will be assigned the following responsibilities:


  1. Strategic Planning
    • Direct strategic plan from a process standpoint, facilitate meetings and meet deadlines identified in the plan.
    • Responsible for coordinating discussions regarding strategic planning items and preparing meeting materials.
    • Assess strategic plan and evaluate progress while identifying areas of success and opportunity.
    • Assist in developing the future strategic plan.
  2. Membership Educational Services
    • Plan and oversee educational seminars for membership on a variety of subjects throughout the year.
    • Assist in developing compliance officer educational seminars (two per year).
  3. Communications / Sports Information
    • Assist Assistant Executive Director with communication initiatives.
    • Provide social media and website updates as needed.
    • Assist with marketing and branding for the conference.
  4. Championships, Playoffs and Special Events
    • Work with hosts to assist post-season events including event preparation and management.
    • Identify opportunities for championship enhancement.
    • Organize and supervise the men's hockey showcase (November).
  5. Conference SAAC Leadership
    • Organize Conference SAAC meetings and communications.
    • Solicit SAAC voice and impact statements on NCAA and MIAC proposals.
    • Coordinate projects with Special Olympics.
  6. Awards
    • Assist in management of conference awards program.
  7. Scheduling
    • Assist with scheduling Conference contests and compiling overall schedules.
  8. Officiating
    • Work with coordinators of officials and coaches to create and implement officials' evaluations.
  9. Film Exchange
    • Oversee conference film exchange platforms.
  10. Additional Duties/Projects to be assigned by the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director

Bachelor's degree preferred. Applicants should have experience in athletic administration and a desire to work in college athletics. Candidates must demonstrate excellent writing and verbal communication. Knowledge of NCAA rules preferred. The MIAC strives to foster a diverse community and encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

To apply for the position, submit (email only) a customized cover letter (indicating why you are interested and qualified for this position), resume, and three references in PDF format to: Dan McKane, MIAC Executive Director, dpmckane@miacathletics.com.

Founded in 1920, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is home to 13 private institutions, all housed within the state of Minnesota's borders. The MIAC sponsors championships in 22 sports and is committed to its four core values of Quality Athletics, Academics, Student-Athlete Well-Being and Integrity.